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public matters - February 2021

19 February 2021

Welcome to our Public Matters Newsletter.

This month we have:

High Court grants local authority injunction to prevent breach of confidence following subject access disclosure

This judgment critical is reading for public bodies who need to take action to restrain the use of confidential information in circumstances where that information has been inadvertently disclosed to a third party.

Matthew summarises London Borough of Lambeth v AM (No. 2) [2021] EWHC 186 (QB).

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Brexit - now what for data protection law?

Now that the transition period has ended, Richard looks at what this means for data protection law in the UK.

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Steps to take when responding to an administration

Chloe provides a general overview of administration and what options are open to local authorities.

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Consultation on new UK subsidy control regime

It is vitally important that public bodies make use of this opportunity to have their views heard and to shape the future of the new subsidy control regime.

Angelica considers some key elements and proposed reforms from the consultation.

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On-demand webinar: State aid and subsidy control - post Brexit

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Legal updates

Gavin Williamson provides clear indication of the Government’s vision for a fully academised state school system

Gavin Williamson has a clear vision for the future of the state-funded school system and that is for every school to be part of a family of schools in a strong multi-academy trust.

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Legal updates

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This month includes updates on safe use of council offices, recent changes to Part 36 Offers and leading through change.

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Legal updates

Safe use of council offices

The Government’s Covid-19: Guidance for the Safe Use of Council Buildings (Safe Use Guidance) in relation to the safe use of local authority buildings during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been updated at the end of March 2021 in line with progression of the Government’s Roadmap.

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Legal updates

Leading through change, a personal perspective

As we await the publication of the Government’s White Paper on local government reorganisation (LGR) it felt timely to reflect on the experiences of the previous Managing Partner (MP) of Browne Jacobson on leading an organisation through change.

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